A carpet of white evening primroses in the southern end of the Sandia foothills a few weeks ago. They are essentially night bloomers, which means the best time to see them is early in the morning.
Flowers: Wild and Otherwise
I saw numerous Mormon metalmarks on La Luz (in the Sandias) earlier today. These gorgeous little butterflies were focusing much of their attention on these small asters.
The Sandia foothills are covered with these tiny flowers right now. My current lenses were so inadequate to the task of accurately capturing photos of them that I rented a macro lens for the purpose. White flowers are far more common than the purple blossoms but both have yellow throats and blue anthers.
Signs of Spring
Finally, after the longest, coldest, and wettest winter I can remember, wildflowers are blooming in the Sandia foothills. This is likely some form of milkvetch growing, improbably, out of a pile of small rocks. All that snow and rain is finally paying off.
Late Summer Wildflowers, 2022 Edition
The Sandias were covered with colorful wildflowers for about three or four weeks at the very end of the summer. This hillside had one of the prettiest displays.